German-British sociologist and politician Lord Ralf Dahrendorf has died at the age of 80.
One of Germany’s most renowned intellectuals, he was also acclaimed in the United Kingdom which he had made his home. Best-known for his book “Class and Class Conflict in Industrial Society”, Dahrendorf argued that Karl Marx defined class too narrowly, and described class differences in terms of power not property. A doctor of philosophy and classics in Germany, where he was also involved in politics in the 1970s, Dahrendorf moved on to head the London School of Economics and eventually took on British nationality. He became a Lord in 1993.